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[OM] Re: Photoshop Bridge / Camera RAW question

Subject: [OM] Re: Photoshop Bridge / Camera RAW question
From: "Sue Pearce" <bs.pearce@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 16:02:56 -0600
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Bill Pearce
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From: "Chuck Norcutt" <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:24 AM
Subject: [OM] Re: Photoshop Bridge / Camera RAW question


> I've never attempted to use Bridge directly on a memory card.  I always
> download to the hard drive first since I sometimes use Bridge and
> sometimes (usually) use BreezeBrowser.  But I just did try Bridge
> directly on a CF card containing only Canon raw files and noticed no
> anomalies.
>
> I don't know exactly what's happening but the implication is surely that
> the image that doesn't offer Camera RAW as an option is because it's not
> a raw file... despite what you think.  The proof of the pudding will
> come in selecting the PhotoShop option.  If it's truly a raw file,
> selecting PhotoShop will force initial opening in Camera RAW since
> PhotoShop can't deal with a raw file by itself.  If it does open
> directly into PhotoShop the file had to be a JPEG.  Of course using some
> lower lever OS interface to do a complete directory listing on the card
> showing file types will also show what's going on.
>
> One possibility is that you have selected raw mode for output but may
> have selected some other setting on the camera for selected shots that
> is incompatible with raw.  I'm not familiar with Oly digitals but some
> Canon digitals will not honor certain combinations of settings.  If you
> put the camera in raw mode and then set it to some scene mode (like
> portrait or night shooting mode) the camera will shoot only JPEG.  It
> assumes if you're using those modes you probably don't know how to
> handle a raw file and won't create one.
>
> Another possibility might be that you have chosen raw+JPEG mode and then
> erased an image but only got the raw file.  I don't know if that's
> possible with the E-510 but just another thought for what might be going
> awry.
>
> Chuck Norcutt
>
>
> John Hudson wrote:
>> Here is a question I hope someone can answer because it has fooled me.
>>
>> I plug my E510 memory flash card into a card reader which in turn is 
>> USB'd
>> into my desktop.
>>
>> I open up Adobe Bridge and target the drive and folder containing the 
>> memory
>> card's  *.ORF [RAW] files.
>>
>> Thumbnail images open up on screen.
>>
>> Clicking on an image makes it live and ready for further action.
>>
>> Right clicking on the "live" image offers the options of opening the 
>> image
>> in either Photoshop or Camera RAW.
>>
>> Not all images offer the dual option of opening PS or Camera RAW. For 
>> some,
>> the Camera RAW option is not even displayed leaving PS as the only 
>> option.
>>
>> My question..............what circumstance prevails such that the Camera 
>> RAW
>> option is not an option for a particular image? I have not changed any
>> exposure options on the camera, in the Bridge settings and I am using the
>> same compact flash card.
>>
>> Having Photoshop and Bridge running simultaneously sucks up memory
>> unnecessarily and I much prefer to save the *.ORF file as a TIF or JPEG
>> directly through the Camera RAW option.
>>
>> Hopefully there are some PS and Bridge gurus on the list for whom this is 
>> a
>> simple question to answer !
>>
>> John Hudson
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